FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (October 21)

By TV.com Staff

Oct 21, 2012

Geez, has another week gone by already? Well, let's talk about some of the awesome and not-so-awesome TV that aired during it, then!


Suburgatory returned and showed off its talents

The ABC comedy returned with a talent show full of funnies: The Shays' silly cat dance to "Stray Cat Strut" and Malik's Medium homage reminded us that this series can be totally weird when it wants to be.

"We Are Never Ever Gonna Cook Together," a Breaking Bad / Taylor Swift parody

Too bad the guys who made it didn't think to invite Aaron Paul to participate.

The Walking Dead's Season 3 premiere

After a badass silent opening, the episode moved quickly and had tons of action, with just the right amount of personal drama. Plus it set up an interesting new home for the main characters. And ZOMG zombies in riot gear!

The Vampire Diaries' touching devotion to vomiting blood

It's not hard to believe that transitioning from a human into a vampire has its downsides. But this week's episode of TVD (which was genuinely fantastic) made it very clear: Being a vampire can be awful sometimes!

J.R. Bourne comes to Revenge

Your mileage may vary on this one, but fans of Teen Wolf or The Secret Circle (R.I.P.) must have been straight-up elated this week when the actor behind everybody's favorite hunter of witches and werewolves showed up in the Hamptons to hassle one of TV's most annoying characters (Declan obvs.) Fingers crossed for a violent showdown!

American Horror Story: Asylum's incredible cast

It's almost too early to single out any one element from American Horror Story: Asylum's premiere as it felt more like an expensive appetizer plate than an actual meal, but there's one thing nobody can deny: This thing has the best cast on television. From Jessica Lange's scenery chewing to Chloe Sevigny's commitment to being committed, there are no weak links.


American Horror Story: Asylum as a whole

New category! Because even if it is too early to single stuff out from the premiere, the episode as a whole was definitely "For the what the F?"!


Oliver Queen vs. a flock of seagulls on Arrow

In a flashback, Oliver's dad washed up on shore and was being eaten by menacing seagulls! So Oliver fought them off... and then he puked.

Brody's murder in the woods gets the sitcom edit

Vulture recognized the ridiculousness of last week's Homeland and added a laugh track to Brody's bad day.

NBC's bad monkey business

Animal Practice was starting to pick up steam, and we're sad to see it go. Because let's face it: We'd choose Justin Kirk, Tyler Labine, and Crystal the Monkey over Whitney Cummings any day.

We wouldn't want to be present in the Swisher-Garcia household right now

This was an especially rough week for one celebrity couple: The same day JoAnna Garcia learned that her new show Animal Practice was canceled, her husband Nick Swisher—an outfielder for the New York Yankees—was swept out of the playoffs after his team's terrible performance against the Detroit Tigers.

What made your list of TV loves and hates this week?

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  • ktfahel Oct 23, 2012

    Declan isn't the most annoying character on "Revenge"...Nolan is!

  • ktfahel Oct 23, 2012

    Declan isn't the most annoying character on "Revenge"...Nolan is!

  • ktfahel Oct 23, 2012

    Declan isn't the most annoying character on "Revenge"...Nolan is!

  • ktfahel Oct 23, 2012

    Declan isn't the most annoying character on "Revenge"...Nolan is!

  • Photo_recap_fan Oct 23, 2012

    FTW:Jax was a BAMF this week on SOA.

    OUAT'S 'the crocodile'.This ep was one of the best of the series and one of the best on TV.

    Special mention:David's arms when he was working in the mine! * *


    Regina's absence for the 2nd week in a row.I missed Mary Margaret this week,too.

  • TrueTvWatcher Oct 23, 2012

    Great stuff, I loved American Horror Story, and The Walking Dead premiere was sweet! Also great to see JR Bourne on Revenge, and the Vampire Diaries was great but still not the best teen vampire series.

  • osdawaya16 Oct 23, 2012

    I was so so happy to see JR Bourne on Revenge! But not because I watch Teen Wolf or Secret Circle - because I loved him in Stargate. :D

  • ktfahel Oct 22, 2012

    Declan isn't the most annoying character on "Revenge"...Nolan is!

  • stanking Oct 23, 2012

    You are entitled to that opinion. The typical 'venger, however has 2 traits you might want to think about. 1) Personal revenge is a valid option. 2) Nolan is awesome and intensely loyal. Knowing that most of the fans have these 2 traits might mean you decide to protect your health instead of attacking Nolan. Just sayin :)

  • Glimmy Oct 22, 2012


    Person of Interest: Finch and Bear, funny and adorable all at the same time.

  • TeddyBearZA Oct 22, 2012

    Keep the Breaking Bad parodies coming!

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